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Do I add salt with the water when using this cool mist humidifier

My son is sick, I think he may have croupe, I bought a cool mist humidifier a few years ago but I haven't used it for a while. I threw away the directions on how to use it. I know with the hot air humidifiers you're suppose to add a pinch of salt do I do the same for the warm air humidifier?

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Hello

Ive been down this road before,sorry your son is sick.

Take a teaspoon of salt and add it to a full tank,it will break up the corrosion on the heating elements,a teasspoon of baking soda will help also.

This will not hurt anyone if it blows into the air with the steam.

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